Additive Manufacturing and Tooling

ADM80006 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.


Assumed Knowledge: Basic Computer Skills

Aims and objectives

Additive Manufacturing is a new manufacturing technology of creating physical objects by adding materials, usually layer by layer, directly from computer aided design data, as opposed to conventional machining or casting processes. It was also known as rapid prototyping or freeform fabrication process. Rapid tooling is the application of rapid prototyping techniques in the development and delivery of tooling for material deformation processes in the shorter time duration compared to conventional methods. This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of advanced technologies in additive manufacturing and tooling, which play a significant role in reducing the lead time and cost in bringing new products to markets.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this Unit should be able to:
1. Describe the emerging technologies of additive manufacturing, rapid manufacturing and rapid tooling
2. Generate a degree of competency in the evaluation of various rapid manufacturing and rapid tooling technologies and their application in modern manufacturing processes
3. Discuss emerging techniques and advances in materials in injection moulding processes
4. Demonstrate significance of plastic filling simulation software to improve the performance of injection moulding